In America, I am still paddling up the Missouri River with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and their Corps of Discovery. I don't know how the men kept up their strength. As far as I can tell their diet consisted of wild game that they killed along the way, a little whiskey, and maybe some berries and other fruit they found along the riverside. Doesn't sound too nourishing.
On the northern coast of France, M. Hercule Poirot, in The Murder on the Links, is still mulling over clues. Yet another body has been found only adding to the confusion.
And, finally, I just arrived last night in North Wales to meet up with Penny Brannigan in the mystery, The Cold Light of Mourning. Canadian author Elizabeth J. Duncan has created a lovely world in the small town of Llanelen, Wales. This is the first in a series of mysteries featuring Ms. Brannigan, watercolor artist and nail salon owner.
The puzzle: A bride, an unpopular out-of-towner engaged to the local squire, has gone missing on her wedding day. The last person to see her was our heroine when she gave the bride a morning manicure on her walk-down-the-aisle day. Has beautiful Meg Wynne Thompson jilted the groom at the altar or has something more sinister - like murder - occurred?
Where in the World is your reading taking you this weekend?